Bhubaneswar: Be aware traffic violators. You will pay hefty fines for not following road rules from today as the strict implementation of the amended Motor Vehicle Act 2019 has resumed again in Odisha from this morning after a lull of three months.
Even if police would not ask you for driving licence, vehicle registration certificate and pollution proof document, yet they would check other aspects of road rules.
Checking would be strictly done against violation speed driving, drink driving, driving against flow of traffic, motorbikes carrying three persons and bikers driving without helmets and car travellers not tying seat belts from today.
According to information, violators would be imposed heavy fines as per the new MV Act.
A new system of tracking violating vehicles has been installed in the city. Special CCTV cameras have been installed at strategic places track number plates of violating vehicles. E-challans will be issued against the registration numbers. The cops have also installed a high-end automatic number plate reader machine at Rupali Chhak in Bhubaneswar.
To make people aware about the traffic rules, public address systems (PACs) have been installed at several important junctions such as Rupali Square, Kalpana square, Airport square, Nicco park square, Kalinga Hospital square and Patia square in the capital city.
To detect and display speed on different roads, the Commissionerate Police has also installed Radar Speed Signs (RSS) at 10 locations in the city.
Notably, collection of hefty fines for violation of road safety norms had been relaxed for three months till November 30 by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Even as the period of relaxation has been relaxed by the Government for another three months, yet all checks, expecting DL,PUC and vehicle registration document, would be done strictly from today.